Autoimmunity in viral myocarditis.

  title={Autoimmunity in viral myocarditis.},
  author={Jay Reddy and Chandirasegaran Massilamany and Iwona A. Buskiewicz and Sally Ann Huber},
  journal={Current opinion in rheumatology},
  volume={25 4},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review how autoimmunity is induced in viral myocarditis. RECENT FINDINGS Clinical and experimental myocarditis follows microbial infections, but autoimmunity to cardiac antigens leads to heart failure since infected myocytes are sparse and virus clearance is rapid. In mice, CD4+ T cells specific for cardiac alpha myosin heavy chain… CONTINUE READING